Monday, June 16, 2014

Everything's prettier in pink

Fragaria 'Red Ruby'
Fragaria “Red Ruby”

I've never had any desire to grow strawberries but after seeing these deep pink-flowered strawberry plants, how could I NOT want to grow them...in a hanging basket? The nursery had them simply labeled as Fragola a fiore rosa (pink-flowering strawberry), but they look very much like the Fragaria Red Ruby that I've seen on the web. I tasted one of the fruits and it was very sweet.

On the weather front...it's currently on seesaw mode. Last week it was sunny and in the high 80's. This week we had/are still having hail, rain, cloudy days and 60°-65°. I just hope it doesn't drop any lower, otherwise I'll have to dig out the socks.